Oilers recall Potulny from Falcons

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced that forward Ryan Potulny has been recalled by their National Hockey League affiliate, the Edmonton Oilers. The Falcons also announced that goaltender Dany Sabourin has been assigned to the Falcons by the Oilers.

Potulny recorded two goals and four assists and a +4 rating on Jan. 26 as a member of the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. He currently leads the Falcons in scoring with 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points in 38 games this season. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Grand Forks, N.D., also leads Springfield in goals and multi-point games with nine.

Potulny is in his third full professional season and he was named an assistant captain of the Falcons back on Oct. 8. He started his pro career splitting time between the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms and NHL's Philadelphia Flyers from 2006-2008. Potulny was originally drafted by the Flyers in the third round (87th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the pro ranks, he spent three seasons with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2003-2006.

The Falcons will return home to the MassMutual Center on Feb. 6 when they host the Lowell Devils at 7:30 p.m.

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